Tubeless vs Tube Tyre | With Comparison Table

By | June 22, 2018

Tubeless vs Tube Tyre

While planning to purchase a new vehicle especially a car or a bike, we generally come around with tube and tubeless tyres. Most of us (not all) even do not know till that time that modern day tyres are of two types, the one with a tube and another without a tube within. Hence we will start from knowing the difference between tubeless tyre vs tube tyre.

Difference between tubeless tyre vs tube tyre

The older (more known) version of tyres comes with a tube fitted inside. This tube is used to hold compressed air inside so that tyre becomes rigid.

The another (less known but modern) version of tyres are tubeless tyres. These tyres do not need any tube inside to hold air, instead they hold air themselves.

Now when we have learnt what actually the construction difference between the both, we can move to the advantages and disadvantages of both.

Comparison between tubeless and tube tyre

Property Tube Tyres Tubeless tyres
Overall Life less more
Initial Cost less more
Long run cost more less
Durability less more
Resistance to puncture less more
Air discharge rate (in case of puncture) more less
Shock absorbing capability more less
Puncture repair* easy comparatively difficult
Safety less more
Reliability less more

Most of the comparison basis are involved in the above table. However, which type of tyre is easy to repair is a matter of debate among many.

An interesting thing which you like to know that, with some modifications one can use tubeless tyres with tubes in case of major failures.


On the basis of above comparison we can definitely say that tubeless tyres are better than tube tyres. We can easily see that if we do not consider initial cost factor than tubeless tyres are in all ways better than tube tyres. With the modern day and changing technology one should not fear to embrace new technology.

2 thoughts on “Tubeless vs Tube Tyre | With Comparison Table

  1. Max

    Hi, I think your table says one thing and your conclusion something else unless you have interchanged the “tube” and “tubeless” features in the table. Please check.


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